New weapon systems enter service in Russian army

More than 30 new weapon systems have entered service in the Russian Armed Forces since the beginning of this year, a senior Russian defense official said.

New weapon systems enter service in Russian army
More than 30 new weapon systems have entered service in the Russian Armed Forces since the beginning of this year, a senior Russian defense official said.

"Troops got 36 new weapon systems during first six months of 2007," Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency as saying when reporting to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Those new weapons include the sea-launched ballistic missile R-29 RGU Sineva, 120-mm towed mortar Nona SM-1 for artillery and ground troops, air defense missile system S-400 armed with the Triumfator missile and the integrated center of control of space rocket flights, Serdyukov said.

Serdyukov also briefed Putin on a number of successful tests of the ground-based missile Yarts, sea-launched ballistic missile Bulava and air-launched X-102 missile, carried in the first half of the year.

"We have entered the final phase of testing this missile triad," the defense minister said.

According to Serdyukov, there had been successful tests of the missile system Iskander-M. Two reconnaissance and communication satellites were put in orbit.

"All works scheduled for the first six months of the year were accomplished in full," the minister said.

Agencies
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